Military Guard CeremonyThe National Monument

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the ‘National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’, at Merrion Square park, Dublin during July and August.

Ceremonies will take place at Merrion Square Park, every Saturday from 19th July to Saturday 23rd August 2014.

Units from throughout the Defence Forces and across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony in solemn remembrance of their fallen comrades.

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.

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